Your Favorite Foods May Be Raising Your CholesterolToday in the UK, two out of every three adults over the age of 40 have high cholesterol. What Exactly Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in the fats (lipids) of our blood and carried by proteins. Many people believe that cholesterol comes solely from foods that are high in fat, but in reality the body alone produces 75% of the cholesterol that is circulating throughout the blood. When discussing cholesterol, most people consider the “bad” cholesterol which is also known as saturated and trans fats. Everyone knows that “bad” cholesterol may lead to heart disease and that it is important to eat a heart healthy diet, right?!